Maxine Waters asks Haley: Why suffer ‘endless humiliation’ with Trump?
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Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersGearing up for a chaotic year on K Street Maxine Waters: Republicans 'shielding' Trump 'going to be responsible for dragging us to war' Green says House shouldn't hold impeachment articles indefinitely MORE (D-Calif.) is asking Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) HaleyIs Mike Pence preparing to resign, assume the presidency, or both? Judd Apatow urges Georgia voters to get rid of Doug Collins after 'terrorists' comment Nikki Haley: Democratic leadership, 2020 Dems are the only people mourning Soleimani death MORE why the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations would stay aligned with President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says his advice to impeachment defense team is 'just be honest' Trump expands tariffs on steel and aluminum imports CNN's Axelrod says impeachment didn't come up until 80 minutes into focus group MORE and “suffer endless humiliation.”

“Nikki Haley, why are you aligned w/ Trump?” Waters, one of Trump's most vocal critics, asked in a tweet on Thursday.

“What is it about him that makes you want to suffer endless humiliation? If you are concerned that Larry Kudlow and Trump think you are confused, why are you staying? How can you accept his lies and his policies?”

Kudlow, the top White House economic adviser, said earlier this week that Haley “got ahead of the curve” when she announced additional sanctions on Russia.


Haley said Sunday that the Trump administration was slapping new sanctions on Moscow, but the White House walked back her announcement the next day, saying no decision was made yet.

Kudlow told reporters Haley must have been confused.

Haley fired back on Tuesday, saying, “With all due respect, I don’t get confused.”

Kudlow has since apologized for his comments, saying the policy was changed before Haley was notified.

However, the public spat has since fueled speculation about Haley's political aspirations.

“Clearly she has machinations for higher office and will do anything to continue rising, even if it eventually means throwing President Trump and his administration under the bus,” said one former White House official.